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World of Work - Everards

24 Jan 2022

The different members of staff we spoke to, were all passionate about Everards' values. Keeping it local, family run, investing in their staff and local community. The staff really knew about the history of Everards. It made me think about the type of company I’d like to work for, and it would be one where the staff believe in the work they are doing and are passionate about it.

Joseph, young person

Young people from Leicestershire Cares found out about the ins and outs of daily business at one of Leicestershire historic companies, Everards.

Our World of Work tours connect young people with employers first-hand. These interactions give our young people an authentic taste of what the world of work looks like, and tangible role models to aspire to.

With 153 pubs, the new Everards Meadows development with a beer hall, cycle and walking tracks and their distribution centre, there are a whole host of jobs within the family run business.

The Tour

The young people were introduced to Everards’ hospitality work by Natalie Anderson, Sales & Events Manager, and Front of House expert, Pasquale Cardillo. The young people got the chance to see behind the restaurant and bar areas, finding out about how the services staff operate. They visited the kitchen and found out about the opportunities for careers in the hospitality industry.

I’d be interested working behind the bar or wating tables. They talked about the transferable skills you learn through hospitality.

I want to work on my confidence and speaking to new people. One of the reasons I wanted to go on the tour was to meet new people and put myself out of my comfort zone. What I discovered was that bar work and waitressing could give me the experience of meeting new people, speaking to strangers and improving my communication skills.

Saffron, young person

Keeping it local, family run, investing in their staff and local community

Claire Cannell, Events and Promotions Manager at Everards, gave the young people a tour of the new state of the art brewery, finding out about the science of brewing and the packaging and distribution process. Claire also took the young people through the history of Everards, and explained the thoughts and decisions made behind some of Everards famous brand and marketing ideas.

The young people also met Ceri Torbitt, who runs the onsite Everards shop, where she spoke to them about getting into retail, and they found out about the accounts department.

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I liked finding out about Everards’ history and their standing in the community. It is important to think locally.

It was clear by the staff we met, that Everards invest in their people and offer a lot of training and support. I didn’t release that companies do that.

Jason, young person